- Size (LWH): 4.7 inches, 0.5 inches, 2.4 inches
- Weight: 5.76 ounces
HTC T8788 7 Surround Unlocked Phone with Windows 7, Surround Sound, 5MP Camera and HD Video - US Warranty - Black
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- This unlocked cell phone is compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. Not all carrier features may be supported. It will not work with CDMA carriers like Verizon Wireless, Alltel and Sprint.
- 3G-enabled Windows Phone 7 smartphone with 3.8-inch touchscreen and slide-out speakers with Dolby Mobile and SRS surround sound
- Windows Phone 7 OS provides easy access to social networking, personal/corporate e-mail, office apps, Xbox LIVE games, streaming media, and more
- 5-megapixel camera with HD 720p video capture; 16 GB internal memory; Wireless-N Wi-Fi; Bluetooth stereo music; GPS for navigation and location services
- Up to 4 hours of talk time, up to 264 hours (11 days) of standby time; released in November, 2010
- Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile as well as with GSM SIM cards (e.g. H20, Straight Talk, and select prepaid carriers). Unlocked cell phones will not work with CDMA Carriers like Sprint, Verizon, Boost or Virgin.
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Dimensions and Characteristics
I think the screen size is the same of iPhone's 3G or 4G. Talking about image quality, I can't find any differences between them, of course there might be some technical differences but I am not able to notice them with my eyes :).
The phone size is very similar to the iPhone; HTC Surround is a little bigger because of the speaker, but I would say there is no size difference. The built in camera is good and you have a good flash light also which is nice to have when taking pictures in dark ambience.
Microsoft has done a great job redesigning the screens in WP7 with "Metro". You will see that the icons (which are called tiles) in the main screen are "alive" and are not static icons like the iPhone. The tiles gives you information about your contacts (updates from Windows Live, Facebook, My Space, Messenger), some applications are using live tiles like Weather channel, so you don't have to enter the app or contacts to see the information. I think the "live tiles" will be very popular in the near future, because they can give you the information you need without wasting any time opening the application unless you need more info from it. Also live tiles make the main screen more attractive... I like them.
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i. The company advertise the phone as UNLOCKED and it was not.
2. The battery life with all the features turned on can be less than a day.
The new windows interface takes some getting use to but it is very quick and stable. It has not crashed as yet and everything works.
A great phone
windows phone 7 is so easy to use and loads of apps free to download. camera on this phone
takes decent quality pictures alot better than my old sony ericsson w995 which has a 8 mega pixel
camera. battery life last about a day most considering this is constantly keeping up to date with the web
apps not bad. htc touch screen is awesome. just now waiting for the new windows phone 7 update
Which led me to purchase this "unlocked" phone, to use as a development phone. I purchased it from OEM Planet (aka Young Kimbrogh) fulfilled by Amazon.com. Unfortunately the phone never worked. It would turn on, show the HTC logo, and then just vibrate and reboot itself. I even purchased a genuine AT&T SIM card and activated the SIM card (against my wishes... as I'd had some real bad experience with AT&T before!) but it didn't make no difference, the phone simply refused to go beyond the logo screen!
Guys... If anyone has bought an unlocked Surround that works, please let me know where you bought it from! Thanks.
First. The design is pretty. I didnt find the dimensions uncomfortable. It could be a little bit thiner but it is ok, at least for me.
The speaker, it has been something that some people like and some other hate. I like it, because it is able to sound as loud as i need to listen music while I brush my teeth, take a bath, and do some other stuff. And loud enough to hear the alarm and wake up.
It has a good sound quality. Now, one thing that you should think about is that this is a phone speaker, not a home theatre speaker. Of course dont expect a 3D super surround sound. But you will be able to get a good stereo sound and a good quality in the definitions of each sound that it plays. For a phone speaker it is ok.
If you think that you wont be getting any benefits from it, then you should consider another phone, but if you think you can, then i think you should give it a try.
The screen is big enough to see nice images and to browse web content and play games. It is very responsive and have good colors.
Now, about WP7. It is a good mobile OS. Of course maybe android and ios already do lots of stuff and even more than this one, BUT what i see here is that wp7 is capable of displaying the info about everything just in front of you without you having to tap or click 3 times to get the info that you need.
for example you can recall, call back o make a simple call as quickly as 2 taps in the screen. Now, the UI is very friendly. This tiles show infovery nicely. For example you can see updated status from your friends, pictures that you have taken with the camera and lots of other stuff.
They really wanted to make things simple and they did. Its very easy to learn how to use this phone.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Phone did not at all work and the screen when dead. Please don't buyPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Do not buy this phone, mainly because of the Windows 7 operating system. You don't have the popular apps that Android and iTunes does. Read morePublished 14 months ago by L. McEntire
Nice phone, easy to use and syncs with other Windows devices. The bad part is this version of Windows has no parental controls and no support for 3rd party software.Published 15 months ago by TsNsheiwat